Why is preparing calorie tailored food so time consuming? (Calculating…
Why is preparing calorie tailored food so time consuming?
Preparing a meal
Cutting up food
! 1 or few ingredients at a time!
! 1 or few ingredients at a time !
! Having to cook in batches as pots and pans not big enough!
! Cooking multiple days worth of food !
Calculating daily calories
! Looking up the nutrient values for each ingredient !
Balancing out carbs, protein and fats to match planned values
Creating meals from different ingredients
Tweaking ingredient quantities per meal to meet daily targets
Done in excel
! No planning tools !
Reviewing recipes for inspiration
! Amending ingredient quantities to fit with caloric goal!
! Researching alternative, healthy ingredients !
Calculating food quantities from calories
Making sure not to order too much so to avoid waste
! Comparing shopping list with order list to make sure right things ordered !
Forget to order ingredients
! Chores take up time !
! Kids take priority !
In the office
! No time to take a lunch break; too much work !
On route to work
In the car
! Easier to eat snacks !
On the train / tube
On the school run